Jeff Zampino

Jeff Zampino

Type Monkeys
Screenwriter

Las Vegas, Nevada

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December 2011
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About Jeff

At six years old, Jeff’s novella, Hoppy, an epic hero’s journey of a bunny in desperate search of a carrot, was critically acclaimed school-wide (“Gold Star” ~ Mrs. Wheeler).

In college, Jeff switched from novels to theater (with a Brit Lit minor, just in case), writing in a sketch comedy troupe with a bunch of drama nerds.

It wasn’t until 2008 that Jeff—a lifelong movie fan—met a ragtag bunch of Florida filmmakers. After learning the trade, he switched to screenwriting following a bizarre accident trying to plug in a C-stand.

After writing and producing a handful of shorts, he decided setting money on fire was bad for the environment and turned to writing features. He completed his first screenplay, Fortune Street, in 2010. Mercifully, his laptop was stolen, and the screenplay lost forever. (“Derivative, and yet still terrible” ~ Laptop Thief)

Today, Jeff lives in Las Vegas (people-watching capital of the world) and focuses on comedy features. He has completed several award-winning scripts, with many others in various states of disarray.

Unique traits: graphic designer

Loglines

  • Polarity

    Polarity Budget: $1M - $5M | Comedy When a hotheaded pole dancer and a fierce Beyoncé drag queen witness a back-alley mob hit, they flee to Iceland where a viking-esque fireman and a gaggle of Nordic housewives convince them to return to Vegas to turn the tables on the hitman.

  • Cracked Aces

    Cracked Aces Budget: $5M - $10M | Comedy Hunted by the mob after he accidentally wins a rigged tournament, a hotshot poker player must go all-in with a fiery brothel madam, a septuagenarian showgirl, and an unhinged Girl Scout in a longshot caper to win back his life.

  • Plume Raiders

    Plume Raiders Budget: $10M - $30M | Comedy After the Titanic sinks with a fortune in exotic feathers aboard, a fledgling British colony—fearing financial ruin—enlists an overzealous mercenary, a skittish ornithologist, and a flashy haberdasher to swipe a flock of ostriches from a gaggle of barbaric pirates.

  • Mortimer McGee and the Malevolent Mayheming

    Mortimer McGee and the Malevolent Mayheming Budget: $10M - $30M | Action Comedy When a milquetoast postal worker in 1900s Wichita stumbles on a machine of unimaginable power, he bands together with the inventor’s adventurous granddaughter to thwart a mad scientist bent on world domination. 

Credits

  • DUDS

    DUDS (2018)
    Film (short) by Type Monkeys Productions Writer/Director When a wily hobo discovers a famous pianist’s trunk full of high-fashion clothes, he impersonates the man and causes hijinx around town.

  • Shaken Identity

    Shaken Identity (2017)
    Film (short) by Type Monkeys Productions Writer/Producer When two lovable loners on the internet agree to go a blind date, they become entangled in a web of intrigue and deadly peril when they meet up with a pair of deadly spies.

  • The Skyship Chronicles: Part 1

    The Skyship Chronicles: Part 1 (2014 - 2017)
    Film (short) by Christian Cashmir (Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Producer, Writer, Production designer, Production manager, Miscellaneous Crew Set in Ireland, 1895 in a steampunk fantasy world. When Molly Madigan's grandfather is killed by his partner, Gustav and his inventions stolen, Molly begins a quest to take back what is rightfully hers. Twenty years later, in Wichita, Kansas, an unwitting postal clerk discovers a mysterious box containing the Potestatum, Molly's grandfather's most powerful invention. But, after many long years of hunting for the Potestatum, Gustav is hot on the trail. He tracks down Molly, and a battle for the ultimate weapon ensues.

  • Echoes

    Echoes (2015)
    Film (short) by Marlon Jay Manuel (Action) Producer, Writer 48 Hour Film Contest - Las Vegas

  • F

    F (2012)
    Film (short) by Litewave Media (Comedy) Producer, Writer Janelle, an F student, tries to convince her professor to boost her failing grade with disastrous results.

  • Jules Dongu Saves the World

    Jules Dongu Saves the World (2012)
    Film by Christian Cashmir (Animation, Action, Adventure and Comedy) Producer, Actor, Art department In this action comedy spoof, Jules Dongu is the world's most famous Anime Voice Actor, but when his head gets too big for his fame, his friends, fans, and true love abandon him. With Squirrelly, his only and best friend, still by his side, Dongu must now rediscover himself and become the hero he portrays in his movies; but meanwhile, infamous Anime movie director, Stephen Semen, has concocted a diabolical plot to brainwash the world! Can Dongu and Squirrelly stop him before it's too late? Written by Anonymous

  • The Case

    The Case (2010)
    Film by John C. Jones (Action, Adventure and Thriller) Producer, Writer, Actor A case of mistaken identity has Mark Shapiro on an international chase to protect a mystery case, trying to stay alive.

Awards

  • WeScreenplay Semi-Finalist
    (2022)

  • 7th Annual Stage32 Comedy Contest Semi-Finalist
    (2022)

  • Austin Film Festival Second Rounder
    (2021)

  • 5th Annual Stage 32 Comedy Contest Finalist (Top Ten)
    (2020)

  • Scriptapalooza - 3rd Place Overall
    (2020)

  • Las Vegas Screenplay Contest Finalist
    (2017)

  • Finalist Scriptapalooza (Cracked Aces/Stealing Poseidon)
    (2017)

  • 48 Hour Film Contest - Best Set Design - LV
    (2016)

  • Winner - 48 Hour Film Contest - Tampa
    (2012)

Education

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